Unidentified Helicopters Nearly Fired Upon Over Nuclear Power Plant

In an Eyewitness News exclusive, there are serious security concerns this morning after a very close call at a nuclear power plant in New Jersey.

Two state police helicopters on a training drill were nearly fired upon last week when they flew over the plant.

The problem: the troopers never notified the plant about the drill.

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  • As they flew over, security forces went on high alert and were ready to fire until they realized the choppers belonged to the state police.

    Their decision not to fire is now being examined.

    Jerry Hauer, security consultant: "It appeared that there was an imminent threat, and the security forces at the power plant chose not to react."

    Plant officials refused to explain or justify their actions.

    The state police commander called the plant to apologize for the incident. It is now under investigation.

  •  Wednesday, March 16, 2005


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